Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said that government has embarked on a seven-year project to build six hundred and fifty health centers across the country and increase medical training schools. Around 200 students graduate from Zambia’s two government run medical training schools annually.
How many doctors are there in Zambia?
There are some 800 doctors working in Zambia today and registered with the Zambian Medical Council.
How many medical degrees are awarded each year?
See Digest of Education Statistics 2020, table 324.10. Between 2009–10 and 2018–19, the total number of doctor’s degrees conferred increased by 18 percent, from 158,600 to 187,600 degrees.
Are doctors in demand in Zambia?
According to the Medical Journal of Zambia and the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that the Doctor-patient ratio is 1:1200 which shows the pressing demand for doctors in Zambia. This is way beyond the acceptable standard of 1:500. This shows that Zambia has a shortage of 3,000 doctors.
How much do doctors get paid in Zambia?
A person working in Doctor / Physician in Zambia typically earns around 14,100 ZMK per month. Salaries range from 5,180 ZMK (lowest average) to 23,800 ZMK (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher). This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
How many nurses are unemployed in Zambia?
Zambia has a deficit of 20,000 nurses. And President Edgar Lungu recently directed the Ministry of Health to improve health service delivery by building more facilities countrywide.